Nairn County 3
Dungannon 1

Nairn County
3 - 1

Friday, July 26th, 2002
Station Park
8:00 PM Kick-off

Scott Kellacher (34)
Steve Sanderson (70)
Steve Sanderson (88)

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp

Starting Eleven
Michael Rae
Mark Holmes
Gareth Smith
Dave Macdonald
Mo MacMillan
Steven Edwards
Willie Barron
Gary Farquhar
Neal Sinclair
Scott Kellacher
Iain Brooks

Kenny Wood
Kevin Simpson
Andrea Coletto
Colin MacLeod
Scott Ogston
Steve Sanderson

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Match Report

Nairn brushed aside Irish side Dungannon in their last pre-season warm up game despite a sluggish start. The home side started badly and had keeper Rae to thank for his save that pushed the Dungannon shot onto the post. But Nairn went behind when the referee awarded a soft penalty to the Irish visitors on 15 minutes conceeded by Dave Macdonald which was easily placed past County keeper Michael Rae. Nairn started to come into the game when Willie Barron came close but his shot went just over. Nairn continued their progression into the came when Steven Sanderson was introduced and got a well deserved equalizer when Scott Kellacher finished off a good one touch football move by hammering the ball home from 25 yards after 34 minutes.

Nairn went onto to press more in the second half and created a string of chances, the best of these falling to Holmes, Sanderson and Kellacher. They then took a deserved lead on 70 minutes when Farquhar hit the by line and edged a cross to Holmes who layed it off to Sanderson to slam home from 18 yards out. County again came close when Steven Edwards was unlucky from a corner to see his header come back off the bar. Dungannon created there only chance of the second half on 87 minutes when a chip over Rae bounced off of the cross bar and over for a goal kick. But the icing was put on the cake when Sanderson got his second of the night on 88 minutes by squeezing a loose ball through a ruck of Dungannon players from 15 yards out after a Holmes cross from the right was scuffed by Kellacher as he attempted a first time volley at the back post.

Nairn will be looking to carry this good form into this Wednesday's Inverness Cup tie at home to Elgin a game in which they will blood the younger players as it is an under 21 competition with 5 over aged players allowed.

Squad Statistics (as at July 26th, 2002)

2002-03 All Time

League Table (as at July 26th, 2002)

No league table has been added for this season.